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h_phc_2017a_2017-02-07t13:32:42z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/07/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1101



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1101, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS







02:29 PM -- HB 17-1101



Representative Singer called the meeting back to order.



Representative Rosenthal, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17- 1101, to the committee. The bill creates the Youth Corrections Monetary Incentives Award Program (program) in the Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) of the Department of Human Services (DHS). The program provides monetary awards for juveniles committed to DYC facilities demonstrating academic, social, or psychological progress. On or before September 1, 2017, DHS must adopt rules for the administration of the program, including participation criteria, guidelines, award amounts for various achievements, and the items for which juveniles may use award money. The rules must include that a juvenile maintain the highest grades possible in each academic term; make consistent progress in his or her therapy or assigned program during each academic term; and use the money earned only for educational purposes, independent living expenses, restitution, or other approved expenses. The DYC must credit and hold in trust any money awarded to a juvenile in the program. If the juvenile does not have an account, DYC must establish one for him or her. The DYC may seek gifts, grants, or donations from private or public sources to fund the program.



Representative Rosenthal discussed nonprofit involvement with the bill.



02:37 PM



Representative Rosenthal distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C), and discussed it with the committee. Representative Rosenthal responded to questions from the committee. The committee discussed amendment L.001, and the fiscal impact of the bill.



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02:49 PM -- Dr. Robert Werthwein, DHS, responded to questions from the committee regarding the DYC population and DYC facilities.



02:53 PM



Dr. Werthwein and Representative Rosenthal continued to respond to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB17-1101
TIME: 03:01:03 PM
MOVED: Michaelson Jenet
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed on a vote of 11-1, with one excused.
SECONDED: Hooton
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lewis
Excused
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:03 PM



Representative Rosenthal gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1101
TIME: 03:04:26 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1101, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lewis
No
Liston
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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